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  • Tue, Feb 22 2011 11:09 PM

    • Cellarman999
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    Cloning a system drive with MC5 on it.. Qs

    Hi all

     

    I am in the enviable position of having been gien a 3 month old 1.5 TB SATA drive :)

     

    My system drive is 500Gb .I could use W7's 'create an image' facility and copy to the new one.. just wondering if MC  (or CS4 for that matter) will protest.. I don't really want to install everything again having a working system and risking it.

     

    Ayone had experience with this

     

    many thanks

     

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  • Wed, Feb 23 2011 12:33 AM In reply to

    • BarkinMadd
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    Re: Cloning a system drive with MC5 on it.. Qs

    If you're asking about license activation, I guess it depends on whether MC and CS4 use your drive serial number as part of what constitutes the machine ID? No idea - sorry. You should be able to disable the license for both MC 5 and CS4 and then re-enable the license once you're up and running on the 1.5 TB drive.

    This may be moot, but why do you want a 1.5 TB system drive? Is it faster than your 500 GB drive?

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  • Wed, Feb 23 2011 3:36 PM In reply to

    • Cellarman999
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    Re: Cloning a system drive with MC5 on it.. Qs

    Thanks for the reply..

    Yes the drive is faster and younger too.. 'seemed' logical... can't do any harm to try can it.. It is a non-destructive test :)

    regards

     

    Cellarman

     

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    Cellarman999

  • Wed, Feb 23 2011 3:39 PM In reply to

    Re: Cloning a system drive with MC5 on it.. Qs

    Hi,

    There's some information about the software activation aspects of cloing at this link:

    http://avid.force.com/pkb/LegacySearch?DocId=277611

    If you're using a dongle, none of that applies and you can clone away.

    ciao,
    Carl 

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  • Wed, Feb 23 2011 3:48 PM In reply to

    Re: Cloning a system drive with MC5 on it.. Qs

    Most software will at worst ask to activate again and that should just work. But it's safer to deactivate first.

    I'd clone then try the clone. If it works ok fine if it needs to re-activate then let it. It it won;t because the original activation is still enabled, boot from the original, deactivate, boot from the clone, activate.

    But I'd don't advice large boot drives. The technology to cram more GB into the same platter space would seem to suggest more likelyhood of issues in the future and a large boot drive just begs to become full of rubbish. Also a faster boot drive only gains a small boost during startup and application launch. When running you gain little.

    You'll gain more adding the second drive as a second drive. Set your page file to that drive and disable it on the boot drive.Use that drive for projects and all the other graphic junk that collects.

    You can even run images of you boot drive and save them to the second drive so you can recover a failed boot drive in the future (and a failed boot drive is less of a show stopped as your media and projects aren't on it)

     

     

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